After its resounding success in the UK, Celebrity Big Brother is debuting for the first time ever on our CBS shores February 7th. And the lineup looks just as awesomely craptastic as we’d hoped! America, you’re welcome. Let’s check out the roster of D-list contestants who will be battling it out on network television for three weeks in a stinky house with creepy cameras.
From reality TV to the White House, and back to reality TV again. It’s a full circle moment, people! Omarosa was one of the original breakout stars of Trump’s Apprentice, competing three times on the series. She later turned her villainous fame into a political career (of sorts) before hearing the famous words from her boss again: YOU’RE FIRED!
CBB Prediction: Omarosa will use her inside information on Trump to leverage power within the group. Also, she will be a total frigging nightmare.
There must be some sort of nefarious Apprentice-to-Big Brother pipeline, because reality TV veteran and Sugar Ray front man Mark is also on the docket. Besides playing his band’s greatest 90s hits on the occasional tour, Mark has also signed up for multiple reality shows over the years, including Celebrity Wife Swap and American Idol as a guest judge.
CBB Prediction: Mark knows how to play the reality TV game, and will use his boyish charm and nostalgic fame to build an early alliance among the younger whippersnappers.
Speaking of the 90s – it’s American Pie’s stripping hottie turned endangered animal advocate, Shannon Elizabeth. Again, she’s no stranger to reality TV, having competed on Dancing With The Stars (like nearly every other person on this list) before signing on to CBB.
CBB Prediction: Shannon is a wild card because no one – let’s repeat that, NO ONE – has really seen this chick in ages. She can play up her persona any way she wants to, which could lead to a huge payday, an early fizzle, or an epic disaster.
Metta World Peace
This former NBA star is known for his part in public brawls and controversy. Remembered for his NBA titles as much as his part in the “Malice at the Palace” Detroit melee between fans and players, Metta will be bringing the drama without question.
CBB Prediction: Although he didn’t start any scraps during his time on Dancing With The Stars, we’re hoping Metta pops off on someone in the BB house, even if it’s the camera crew. Everyone into the pit! World peace be damned!
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum already knows what it’s like to cut a bitch on camera, talk shit about her costars, and provide drunken interview commentary for daaaaaaayyyyyyssss. Brandi also has a leg up on her housemates, having competed on UK’s Celebrity Big Brother last year.
CBB Prediction: 1) Brandi will kill Omarosa. OR 2) Omarosa will kill Brandi. OR 3) Brandi and Omarosa will team up to kill literally everyone else in their sleep.